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Nigeria, 4 other World Cup bound to pocket CAF’s $500,000 grant

As part of support for preparation and allied logistics, the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), will assist each African representative at the 2018 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), $500, 000 grant.

Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Egypt and Tunisia will get the grants

The financial package will be used mainly to strengthen and improve the technical supervision of each team.

In addition, CAF will provide each African representative with “fieldwiz” equipment, a technological device and physical performance measuring tool for outdoor team sports players.

The decision was taken at the last meeting held on 16 November 2017, in Rabat, Morocco, when the CAF Executive Committee decided to set up an ad hoc committee chaired by the CAF 1st Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, to map out support to be provided to African representatives at the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

The committee, which has CAF Executive Committee member Kalusha Bwalya and presidents of the Football Associations of the five qualified countries as members, met in Moscow, Russia, on the sidelines of the draw for the FIFA World Cup to reach the decision.